Tag Archives: Prenzlauer Berg

How public is public space?

by Ares Kalandides A signature list is being passed around in my Berlin neighbourhood around Kollwitzplatz in Prenzlauer Berg. We’re asked to sign against the regulations by the local borough of Pankow on how to use public space. Cafés and … Continue reading

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Gentrification in Berlin: When “class” becomes a dirty word

by Ares Kalandides A funny story – and photo – hit the news some days ago: Käthe Kollwitz’s statue in Berlin covered with “Spätzle” – a particular type of noodles, a local speciality from the Swabia area in Germany. There … Continue reading

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Pick of the day: Thierse ‘drags Berlin debate to a new low’ – The Local

With his intolerant comments about Swabian newcomers, long-time Berlin resident and former Bundestag President Wolfgang Thierse has taken the debate about gentrification in the German capital to a new low, argues Christian Bangel of ZEIT ONLINE. read the whole story here: … Continue reading

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Kultur(brauerei) for sale*

by Ares Kalandides The news that the Kulturbrauerei in Prenzlauer Berg is to be sold off to private investors didn’t really move crowds. As if the old brewery was so mainstream already that this final blow was of little importance. … Continue reading

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Dinner under the Vaults of a Former Brewery in Berlin

by Valentin Schipfer Apparently post-industrial sites – especially former breweries – are becoming quite en vogue for cultural initiatives as well as for private investors. Unlike my recent post about the Kindl brewery in Neukölln, the decisions for Bötzow brewery … Continue reading

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The Killer Argument: “You’re a bloody Gentrifier!”

by Ares Kalandides “How do you feel as a gentrifier?” I was recently asked by a journalist. I initially thought she was referring to the fact that I live in one of the most gentrified areas in Berlin, Prenzlauer Berg. … Continue reading

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